Game 97: Same Lineup Going For The Sweep

It’s been a season-long adventure for Joe when it comes to juggling lineups, but he stuck with the same one for the first 2 games of this series and it’s been enough to get him 2 wins.  He’s sticking with the same one today in the finale against Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto and the sweep is in play, something the Yankees haven’t done since June 19th against the Blue Jays.  That lineup, in case you’ve forgotten, is as follows:

1) Gardner- LF
2) Jeter- SS
3) Ellsbury- CF
4) Teix- 1B
5) McCann- C
6) Beltran- DH
7) Ichiro- RF
8) Roberts- 2B
9) Johnson- 3B

And it will be supporting Hiroki Kuroda, who gets the ball today for his first post-ASB start and his first start against the Reds since June of 2011.  The Reds have not been so kind as to post their starting lineup in time to make this post, so you’ll have to find it out when the game starts.  First pitch is a little over an hour from now.  Go Yankees!

About Brad Vietrogoski

Born in Dover, Delaware and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Brad now resides in Wisconsin, where he regularly goes out of his way to remind Brewers fans that their team will never be as good as the Yankees. When he’s not writing for IIATMS, he likes to spend his time incorporating “Seinfeld” quotes into everyday conversation, critiquing WWE storylines, and drinking enough beer to be good at darts.